Friday, September 9, 2011

My dragon fruit finally fruited!!!

I am so shock as my dragon fruit finally fruited for me here in PA! I have this plant for 5 years and this year it fruited. It was funny because I told myself I will give it a severe pruning if it doesn't fruit this year since it was a pain to drag it in and out of the basement.

I hand pollinated the flowers every year at around 5 am but this year I pollinated them at 6 or 7 am. I guess I didn't do it right before with the time? I will from now on pollinated the flower at 7 am. I think this dragon fruit is the magenta color. I could not wait for it to mature so I can taste it. YAY!!!!!!!


Pauline said...

Congratulations! It's so exciting to see one's plant babies bear fruit. I think it's so great how many Vietnamese tropical fruit you grow in your backyard! I admit I am envious! I wish I had pandan and guava in my backyard.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your posts and am thankful that you've included photos. I've learned much from reading your pages and have been inspired by your patience in rearing your tropicals.
I never thought I could grow Annona Squamosa in 10b Los Angeles, but heck if you can successfully get it to fruit in Pa, why not give it a try. So I bought one...and a purple caimito, and guanabana, and Kari Starfuit, and a dwarf ylang ylang, an atemoya, and hak ip lychee, and pandan to keep my mangoes, jackfruit, and macopa trees company.

I've also recently planted jackfruit seedlings and they are beginning to sprout. jump for joy!!
Thanks for the inspiration.

ch3rri said...

Hi. I'm glad I inspired you to grow tropical fruit trees. I have friend who live in LA and her parents plant atemoya, sapodilla, dragon fruit, avocado, and other which I could not remember at this time. They planted in the ground and when they know the weather is too cold for the trees then they wrap it.

I think the trees will do great for you. Just be patience and of course buy grafted trees so they can fruit faster for you. Sugar apple planted from seed can fruit in 2-3 years.

Good luck.